How to Use Every Type of Foundation Brush [Tutorial]
Foundation brushes are different from the general makeup brushes, so you don’t get confused. The foundation brushes are specifically meant for applying the foundation liquid or powder only.
A good collection of foundation brushes is necessary for all makeup pros. It might be optional for someone who only does makeup for themselves and for fun, this is because 2-3 foundation brushes would be okay.
But for professionals, a collection is advised because of the many facial structures and skin tones they would be encountering.
Different foundation brushes are used for different features of the face, especially the high points. So it is important you take note of their functions.
Foundation brushes are known for making the application of the foundation cream or powder easy and smooth.
If you’re just starting as a makeup artist, then you need to know how to use these foundation brushes.
How to Use Every Type of Foundation Brush
Precision Round Foundation Brush
This foundation brush is used for precise applications. It is known for its dense and natural hair kind of bristles. You can use it to apply highlights on the more delicate areas like the eye region and the nose bridge.
It is most popular among professional makeup artists who need accurate linings. It can also be used as a tool for no-spot illusions.
Precision Flat Foundation Brush
The precision flat brush is used to introduce your foundation into your facial fissures and the tiniest but obvious features of your face.
The flat, and super soft bristles are a great help especially when you are trying to arch and underscore your brows and give them a definite shape (you can easily add the carves you want without much stress).
You can use precision flat with the liquid concealer by putting its tip slightly into the liquid and covering the areas you want. Also, remember to blend it, so it mixes with the tone of the parts of your makeup.
Precision Flat Angled Foundation Brush
This brush has flat angled bristles that are made of very soft fibers.
They were made to easily do what you would have tried doing with your fingertips that is, applying your foundation cream or liquid under the eyes and smoothly around the nose without the brush absorbing much of your foundation. It is basically used for precise contouring.
To use, dip the tip of the precision flat angled brush in the foundation cream and apply carefully under your eyes and around your nose. This will do an amazing job in covering those blemishes. You can also use it to apply your foundation in other crevices.
Precision Tapered Foundation Brush
This is specially made for applying your powdered foundation, although it can still be used for your liquid cream foundation products thanks to its multipurpose bristles.
It is used to apply foundation around your eyes, brows, nose, and mouth. It works like a finishing touch on your foundation because it’s mostly used to define the shape of your lips and the arch of your brows,
To use, dip the bristles of the brush into warm water and squeeze. After that, you can now dab the tapered tips of the brush in a little amount of the product and apply them sparsely on the areas you’ve chosen. Don’t forget to blend in the harsh lines.
Precision Angled Foundation Brush
The precision angled brush is used to apply the foundation and contour on the slanted features of the face like the jawlines, the cheekbones, etc.
with rounded, super soft, and angled bristles placed on a sturdy handle, it can also be used to apply the bronzer.
To apply, lightly dip the tip of the brush into your selected product and dab gently and carefully on the skin. You can also use the brush to blend in any harsh line and conceal spots on your defined features.
Round Kabuki Brush
Kabuki brushes are the very impressive kind. They are generally known for their short handles and uniquely dense bristles. The round kabuki brush is great for applying your powdered foundation, contour, shimmers, and bronzers.
To use, dip the brush into your powdered product, spin a little and tap it on your makeup sink to remove the excess. You can then apply it to the face with care and gentility and in a circular motion.
Flat Kabuki Brush
The flat kabuki brush is used to apply liquid, cream, and mineral foundations on your flat features like your forehead, your jaw, and cheeks. It can also be used to define the aforementioned features while contouring.
To use, slightly dip the top of the bristles in the cream foundation and squeeze the excesses off. You can then sweep and spin on the flat areas of the face. The flat kabuki can also be used to apply setting powders, shimmers, and bronzers.
Angled Kabuki Brush
The angled kabuki brush is basically a finishing tool. It is used to give high definition to high points of your face. Its uniquely dense, silky soft, and smooth bristles are designed to give your face a grand finishing touch.
It is used to apply sheer powders and loose powdered bronzers during contouring.
To use, slightly dip the top of the bristles into your selected product, and gently shake the handle of the brush to spin off the excesses. Then you can apply it in a swirling motion to the contoured features.
Flat Angled Kabuki Brush
The flat kabuki is great for a smooth and even application of your liquid, cream, or powdered foundation, blush, or bronzer. Its flat and obviously angled tips are designed to help you gain a smooth rub.
To use, dip the tip of its bristles slightly into the product and apply in a sweeping motion over the contoured high points.
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The foundation brushes are very necessary for your makeup to be smooth and translucent.
Many of these foundation brushes can be used for multiple functions.
To avoid product waste, rinse the brush in warm water and squeeze, this ensures that the brush does not absorb any foundation. It will also help to give an even foundation spread.